Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£44,263
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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

The University

The REAL Centre, at the Faculty of Education, is looking to appoint a Research Associate focus on Impact and Cost-Effectiveness in PAL Network programmes. The postholder will undertake quantitative analysis of secondary data collected by the PAL Network to establish the impact of their interventions as well as financial data to capture project costs and undertake cost- effectiveness analyses, with a focus on Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal. In addition, it will involve working with PAL network researchers on mutually agreed analysis drawing on their comparative learning data across countries. This is a collaborative project with the PAL Network, funded by the FCDO via the What Works Hub for Global Education.

About the Role and Responsibilities of the Role

The postholder will be responsible for supporting quantitative research related to assessing learning outcomes, and analysing impact and cost- effectiveness of educational interventions. Where relevant, this will include examination of datasets, data management, linking of financial data with monitoring and evaluation data and undertaking analysis. Review of relevant literature for the preparation of academic and non-academic outputs is essential. In particular, the role will involve analysis and write-up for co- publication of existing quantitative data that have been collected as part of ongoing projects.

The postholder is expected to work collaboratively with our team in Cambridge, as well as to work closely with our partner (the PAL Network) and funder. The post might involve some travel for research collaboration and dissemination in countries in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.

What you will need

  • A PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant subject (such as related to education, economics, development studies and other relevant social sciences). Appointment as Research Associate is dependent on having a PhD, including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD (in which case appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant and amended to Research Associate when the PhD is awarded).
  • Appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis ending the 30 June 2025 in the first instance. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period.

    Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, and /or those with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at this level within our University.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please ensure that you upload:

    -A detailed curriculum vitae including an up-to-date publications list; -A letter of application detailing how you meet the essential criteria for the post and any desirable criteria you may meet (up to 2 pages, minimum font size 11);

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Ricardo Sabates Aysa ([email protected])

    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Faculty of Education HR team ([email protected])

    Please quote reference JR41525 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    1 May 2024

    Closing date

    24 May 2024

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